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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from BlueSky in How would you finish Archie Sonic?   
    I don’t know about how the arcs would have been going into the issue 300 mark Ian had planned, but I would make the ending with a possible 12 issue arc with Eggman achieving his goal and setting up for the Forces story.
    Would be a good tie in for the IDW comics setting, continuity differences aside.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from Sonictrainer in How would you finish Archie Sonic?   
    I don’t know about how the arcs would have been going into the issue 300 mark Ian had planned, but I would make the ending with a possible 12 issue arc with Eggman achieving his goal and setting up for the Forces story.
    Would be a good tie in for the IDW comics setting, continuity differences aside.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from Miragnarok in How would you finish Archie Sonic?   
    I don’t know about how the arcs would have been going into the issue 300 mark Ian had planned, but I would make the ending with a possible 12 issue arc with Eggman achieving his goal and setting up for the Forces story.
    Would be a good tie in for the IDW comics setting, continuity differences aside.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant reacted to DabigRG in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Mobians like Big and occasionally Tails can just happen to be living in the Human world, just as humans like Eggman( and if you still count her Witchcart) is often in the Animal World.
    No biggie.
     
    Because I among many am not down with "just getting rid of " anything.
    Uh, the occasional exemption notwithstanding, but that's pretty rare.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant reacted to Ernest the Panda in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Bringing up problems that haven’t (or hadn’t) been relevant for years to “prove” their point is a common trait of blind Archie Sonic haters.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from lbyrd2 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I’m not exactly the biggest fans of the D6 myself, but they are salvagable, especially under a guy known for doing this with dozens of characters already.
    Ian actually made good use of them in Worlds Unite, despite how much that arc sucked.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from isCasted in Devil May Cry V   
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from lbyrd2 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yeah, good thing something like this will never happen under Ian’s watch, because that’s not how he’s gonna write Shadow or Amy. Shadow works better with far more sympathy than that.
     
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant reacted to Skull Leader in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    He best part is when Dash Speed describes Shadow as a sociopath, word I seriously doubt he even understands, just like when he threw the term Mary-sue to suggest what Amy fans want to make her.
    Just to educate Dash Speed a little bit, a sociopath is someone with a mental disorder that manifests not just as being anti-social, but also manifest a lack of empathy and conscience about the consequences others suffer for one's actions.
    Shadow is clearly not this because he had a friend he cared for deeply, and was devastated when she got killed. He was fueled by anger and a vengeful desire, as well as having his mind tampered with in order to carry Gerald's genocidal plans, however he realized hed had hit rock bottom and was betraying Maria's wish when Amy spoke a truth that hit him hard. Had he been this mindless killing machine, he would not had shed tears upon realizing what he was doing.
    Shadow is a loner because he is still hurt by his loss, and keeps a distance because he knows that if he were to open up to accepting someone else into his life, he would be hurt again when they too die, to which you also have to consider that he will outlive everyone else. He's afraid to bond because he fears the sensation of loss.
    Him taking out the threats quick and swiftly has nothing to do with a lust for violence. He simply prioritizes the innocent and will not have consideration for enemy troops because he is aware that they knew what they were getting into. He has a sense of justice that may be ruthless, but still built by morals. IMO, Shadow has a very soldier-like mentality and performs like a professional who tries his best to keep his emotions in check.
    Also lol at the idea of Amy becoming a threat when she is why Shadow realized his mistake. They don't interact much, but the few times they had in the games, Amy respected Shadow and had faith in him.And even if Team Treasure Tango had them exchange blow in a story that was all about teams fighting for the sake of having fights, we see Amy having faith in Shadow doing the right thing long before Shadow does. I don't think they will ever be enemies because Amy's heart has always been in the right place, and Shadow is wise enough to know that he can't judge an entire world for the actions of a few bad apples.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from SBR2 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yeah, good thing something like this will never happen under Ian’s watch, because that’s not how he’s gonna write Shadow or Amy. Shadow works better with far more sympathy than that.
     
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from Fire-N-Space in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yeah, good thing something like this will never happen under Ian’s watch, because that’s not how he’s gonna write Shadow or Amy. Shadow works better with far more sympathy than that.
     
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from PublicEnemy1 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yeah, good thing something like this will never happen under Ian’s watch, because that’s not how he’s gonna write Shadow or Amy. Shadow works better with far more sympathy than that.
     
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from LongcrierCat in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    More like what happens when things get misconstrued. It’s not like Penders was given any good credit for his actions in Archie.
    That sounds defeatist to me, especially when Sonic as a franchise has committed to his world in the past before we even came to this point.
    But that exactly what the comics have done, as they by default are more plot-centric, at least compared to the games. It’s putting far more into than the more shallower entries of the recent games and exploring the logical consequences and off-screen fallout of events.
    And it’s not like Sonic and his world aren’t fully realized or thought out, but more that, in contrast to the comics or other media that explore the setting, things have been more inconsistent in the games to the point that it falls flat numerous times and comes off more half-assed and lazier than expected. It’s telling that S3&K looks like it’s was handcrafted with care and detail, allowing you to explore the full setting of Angel Isle as you make your way to the Death Egg, and showing how much effort Eggman is putting into his plans as he tries to keep you at bay, with utmost simplicity whereas something like Forces is more hamfisted with its war setting. And that’s without getting into the Two Worlds nonsense.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from Legosi (Tani Coyote) in Beastars, OR, the PG-13 Remake of Zootopia   
    Whoa. This is forreal?
     This was one manga I never thought would get animated as soon as I read it. I always thought it was too obscure to get this attention...shows what I know, but I’m looking forward to this one.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant reacted to Tornado in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Venzuela is close enough to the US that we can just bomb the country from bases in Florida or Texas and have the airmen back in time for dinner. That doesn't even really count as intervention.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant reacted to LongcrierCat in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Oh yeah, Penders straight appropriating that poem is tactless garbage. And yeah I do happen to agree. 
    Listen guys. Sonic Forces was World War Sonic. It was hamfisted and dumb and nowhere near like a realistic world war. Not even going to argue that I want it to be like that. But also, if I've been paying attention to my pop culture of the last decade right, Steven Universe tackled PTSD and War Flashbacks in a cartoon aimed at the TV-PG audience. Hell, that show helped me out through depression to having lived with a family an awful lot like that. 
    Sega very well could have easily done a huge talk on Robotnik's flavour of fascism and why it was actually horrific. They flirted with the idea of Tails having PTSD and an abandonment complex because he thought Sonic was dead. His own brother. It's a little serious in odd places for something with a blue cartoon hedgehog in it. 
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant reacted to LongcrierCat in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Admittedly, when a story goes like this it's kind of hard not to fill in the blanks and think that one thing leads to another. 
    I mean, think about it. Why is a Mobian working with Eggman in Forces? Yes, we know it's because of his angsty arse getting kicked by Shadow. Not what I'm talking about though. 
    There's a Sonic World where it was normal to be loyal to the Eggman. Or to join his side because the person's world view is destructive nihilism and he just wants to watch the world burn. I mean that fits Infinite's edgy outlook on life. 
    So what did Eggman do to those he crushed? The cities which he conquered? Where did all those people go? What happened to them? 
    There's a point in what @Conquering Storm’s Servant says. Our minds link events together. What happens when a fascist wages a war on most of the continent you live on and conquers 99.9% of it? He clearly had them jailed and as we know by now, slavery is technically legal through the prison system. 
    It's dark. Don't get me wrong, it's dark as hell. But surely these things happened in the context of the story. The Doctor's authoritarianism took a turn to fascism and here's Sonic and the gang fighting a war against him. 
    Doesn't matter if it's a cartoon. If your cartoon is portraying war, it's probably also portraying the ugly side of it or hiding it with the facade of being a kid's videogame or show. 
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant reacted to Tornado in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yes, that would be the "Ken Penders is a fucking hack" part.
    Yes, that's the kind of thing that being a hack writer causes when you try to draw ham-fisted parallels to real life events in your fiction to increase the emotional stakes. It's why show don't tell is such a sticking point with many works. It very similar in that respect to "Sonic was thrown in solitary and tortured for months."
    It certainly was for the Archie setting at various points. Too bad the person writing the comic for such a long time was such a hack, huh?
    Maybe more of the focus should be more on that and less on how "offensive" and "tasteless" the entire concept is, then. The only reason I've posted in this thread is because I saw that and my eyes rolled out of my skull at the implication, since reinforced, that the problem was inherent to the references rather than just because Ken Penders was a fucking hack who resorted to copy pasting Niemöller's poem to get the point across.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from LongcrierCat in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I do, that’s why I also said it skirts the line with a world war.
    But given it’s premise, I wouldn’t be shocked if they had Eggman make a concentration camp of anthros if they wanted to, because they already had a lazy reference to torture (that may not have actually happened given Sonic’s expression) and it was already a premise where that wouldn’t be unexpected.
    No, my entire reason was that what the bizarre games and the comics were pulling were no better than each other. I said that three pages ago and repeated in on the last page. Even considering this being a fantasy cartoon, both the comics and the games have brought material unlike what you’d expect and done a poor job with them in the past.
    You might disagree with which is worse, but that still doesn’t go against my point I’ve beeing saying from the start.
    Or maybe I don’t think the likes of concentration camps and melodrama are outside the realm of a cartoon action flick given its been done before in other cartoon works. 
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant reacted to Tornado in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    And here I thought the problem with the things in the comic in that era was because Penders was a fucking hack rather than because the always-darker-in-tone Archie comics drew parallels to real life things as a point of comparison befitting the setting just like other media (some of which also targeted to kids) has done in a similar fashion.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from DabigRG in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Honestly, a number of things Penders had done wouldn’t be too big an issue if he didn’t have his head too fad up his ass over them given that Sega wasn’t doing any better with the stuff they were doing with Sonic.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from DabigRG in Which Archie characters were good , and which were bad ?   
    Based on what criteria?
    Because otherwise, that’s dependent on the person writing the characters. 
    And I can say this much for my standard—if a writer of this franchise is able to make Big the Cat, who is commonly considered a character lacking at best and useless at worst, far more interesting and capable while maintaining the spirit of the character, then there’s no such thing as a good or bad character, but instead a poor or well written one.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from Kuzu the Boloedge in How would you fix Sonic's lore, gameplay, narrative, and characters?   
    There’s an easy solution for that:
    Divide them into Adventure mode for those interested in both the game and story, and Classic mode for those who care less about the story and more about the game where they aren’t forced to go through the plot.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from Kuzu the Boloedge in How would you fix Sonic's lore, gameplay, narrative, and characters?   
    Then that sounds like a matter of diversifying the characters’ abilities more. Sonic alone has been restrained as is, even with things like the Wisps attempting to give him more utility. Adding something that flows with his abilities—like the parkour in Lost Worlds, plus a return of the elemental shields—might actually accomplish more and make him more fun. That on top of making the levels less restrictive.
    As far as giving characters their own campaigns, there’s nothing wrong with that so long as you make that optional too. They can still play of their own accord, and if they favor a character more, they won’t miss out on anything so long as it’s not required to complete the game. You’d essentially return to the format that S3&K set.
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    Conquering Storm’s Servant got a reaction from Dr. Detective Mike in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Which is a complete far cry from what it really is.
    For starters, this "Nature vs Technology" vibe is invalidated by the sheer fact that those on the "Nature" side use technology--Tails was a pilot all the way back in Sonic 2, and he's been a mechanic and inventor since SA1, nevermind that even classic titles like CD had nature and technology working together in harmony to complement each other in their respective Good Future zones. Maybe the malevolent or misuse of technology, sure, as that has been consistent in every game. But hardly a black and white angle as what you claim--one might make that case solely for Sonic 1, but it stops being the case the moment the series progressed.
     Second, Eggman's uniqueness -- much less any character, for that matter -- has nothing to do with him being the only human in the setting, nor will having additional humans dilute that. That double standard not only spits in the face of characterization, it bastardizes the value of it and is shallow to the point of ridiculous, as by that very logic, Sonic stopped being a unique character when two hedgehogs in the form of Amy Rose and Metal Sonic were introduced, or when regardless of their own unique abilities that differ between them.
    Short story, that's not how these things work. Eggman is unique for his character, not his species. Very few humans can even do a tenth of the things he's been capable of, with the only ones matching him being Eggman Nega and Gerald Robotnik, and even then he's done things they haven't.
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